- You are on stage.
- Buy locally
- Respect the local culture and customs.
- Try a few phrases in the local language
- Be aware of people’s sensitivity
- Do not give money to children, beggars etc.
- Bring a tiny trash bag for your travels and properly dispose at the end of the trip.
- Don’t visit establishments that seem like they endanger people, animals and environment.
- If you see trash, pick it up.
- Always refill your water bottle.
- If you feel that a community needs help, let us know, we can assist with volunteer opportunities.
Many of the areas you are visiting are still in the development stage of tourism, locals will look up to you as a gauge. If you show a good example—by respecting their culture, environment and community, it will encourage the locals to develop their areas in a sustainable manner. Haphazard development has been the norm in Philippine Tourism, let’s stop it now.
Products, services, souvenirs or guides – the more the local economy depends on visitors, the more important it is that you support it.
Don’t talk politics or religion. Be sensitive to the local culture by wearing clothing that is accepted.
You will win yourself a good deal of respect and goodwill.
to being photographed by always asking first.
There are lots of ways to help and this is not something we recommend.